If Goa accomplishes replacement of conventional street lights with LEDs by May this year, it would become first state to do so in country under Prime Minister’s Street Light National Programme (SLNP), an official said on Friday.
According to PTI, BVG India CEO Manik Kshetrapal said that Government of Goa is likely to save nearly Rs 1280 million with replacement of old conventional street lights with high quality efficient LED lights, which is being done by the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL).
EESL is a joint venture company comprising the PSUs of Ministry of Power, Government of India and country’s largest integrated service providing company, Bharat Vikas Group (BVG) India Ltd.
Kshetrapal added that The Letter of Award was given by EESL to BVG India on August 9, 2016, and the survey work was conducted between August and October. Replacement work was started by BVG India Limited thereafter. So far around 35000 lights have been replaced with LED lights.
He said tentative date to complete the project is May 31, 2017, before monsoon.
As per Kshetrapal, over 90 per cent of street lights have been mounted on Electricity Board’s concrete poles used for high tension (HT) and low tension (LT) distribution lines.
The work to replace street lights had begun in Goa after Diwali last year.
Kshetrapal said general light levels have gone up by 20-40 per cent after replacing old street lighting with LED street lights.